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brm_637862 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: novembre - décembre
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, éclaté à 10h. Joli buste. Fine usure superficielle. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus”, (l’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETITIA AVGVSTI/ -|-// IIII.
Reverse description : Laetitia (la Joie) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite une couronne et de la main gauche une ancre sous la forme d'un bâton stylisé.
Reverse translation : “Laetitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l'auguste).

Historical background


PROBUS

(06-07/276-09/282)

Probus was born on August 19, 232 in Sirmium. He led a brilliant military career during the reigns between Valerian I and Tacitus. Commander of the army of the East on the death of Tacitus, he was immediately proclaimed emperor and easily triumphed over Florian, who was assassinated. The situation is serious. The Rhine-Danubian limes gave way under the pressure of the Germanic invasions. Probus restores peace in Gaul, in Germania then in Rhaetia where he inflicts a severe defeat on the Germanic peoples, in Thrace where he crushes the Sarmatians and the Scythians, in Asia Minor which he cleans of looters and Pamphylian pirates, finally in Africa where he ends the incursions of the Blemmyes. In 280, he signed peace with Vahram II, Sassanid monarch. He must face the usurpations of Saturnin, Bonose and Proculus. Probus, having triumphed over all his adversaries, returned to Rome in 281 and celebrated his victories. Before preparing a new expedition against the Sassanids, he fell under the blows of his own soldiers at Sirmium in 282.

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